Historical Events in March 1917

  • 1st 1st federal land bank chartered in USA
  • 1st U.S. government releases the plaintext of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
  • 2nd Jones Act: Puerto Rico territory created, US citizenship granted
  • 3rd US Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations
  • 3rd Mexico and the USA renew diplomatic relations

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5th US President Woodrow Wilson is inaugurated for a second term

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 7th 1st jazz record record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company ("Dixie Jazz Band One Step," one side "Livery Stable Blues" other)
  • 7th Russian February Revolution breaks out [OS=Feb 24] with strike at Putilov factory in Petrograd
  • 10th Batangas was formally founded as one of the Philippines's earliest encomiendas.
  • 11th 1st NHL championship game ever played, Toronto Arenas beats Montreal Canadiens 7-3 in 1st of 2 game set (second game on March 13)
  • 11th British forces occupy Baghdad, the capital of Mesopotamia, after Turkish forces evacuated
  • 12th [OS Feb 27] Russian Duma sets up the Provisional Committee; Soviets form Executive Committee
  • 12th Stalin, Kamenev & Muranov arrives in Petrograd/St Petersburg
  • 12th A German submarine sinks an unamred US merchant ship, the 'Algonquin' on the same day that US President Wilson gives executive order to arm US merchant ships

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15th [OS Mar 2] Nicholas II, the last Russian Tsar abdicates & nominates his brother Grand Duke Michael to succeed him

  • 16th [OS Mar 3] Russian Grand Duke Michael, brother of Tsar Nicholas II declines the Russian throne
  • 17th 1st exclusively women's bowling tournament begins in St Louis
  • 17th Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School.

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17th Albert Anastasia is convicted of murdering longshoreman George Turino

  • 19th US Supreme Court upheld 8-hr work day for railroad employees
  • 20th After the sinking of 3 more American merchant ships, US President Wilson meets with cabinet, who agree that war is inevitable
  • 21st Loretta Walsh becomes US Navy's 1st female Petty Officer
  • 22nd The USA is the first nation to recognize the new government of Russia
  • 23rd Tornadoes kills 211 over 4 days in Midwest US

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25th Canadian ace Billy Bishop claims his first victory, shooting down a Leutnant Theiller

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop
  • 26th Stanley Cup: Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA) beat Montreal Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1 - Seattle is 1st US team to win Stanley Cup
  • 26th British win a battle against Turks at Gaza
  • 28th Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities
  • 28th Puccini's "La Rondine" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 31st US purchases Danish West Indies for $25M & renames them Virgin Islands